* The Sunlight Foundation downloaded a new Election Money database and came up with some fun numbers…
Of the $237.3 million raised in Illinois state and local races since Jan. 1, 2013, about 83 percent of that money was raised by donors with addresses in Illinois. […]
On this note, it’s interesting to see that seven percent of all the money raised so far in Illinois came from Washington D.C. The top two donors from that city—unsurprisingly—were the Republican Governors Association, (giving $4 million) and the Democratic Governors Association, (giving about $1.5 million). Another PAC, the “Democratic Governors Association-IL,” gave about $741,000. […]
Looking down at the city level, Chicago and Springfield were the biggest donors to campaigns—giving over $71 million and $24 million respectively. Winnetka, Ill., an affluent Chicago suburb of about 12,000 people, came in fourth place, just behind Washington D.C. Of the $11.1 million that came from Winnetka, $8.95 million came from just one donor—Bruce Rauner, the Republican candidate for governor.
17 donors have contributed at least a million dollars so far.